Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PEORIA, Ill. – Five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to alleged illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County in 2015 following an investigation conducted by the Illinois DNR and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In early 2015, IDNR conservation police officers received information regarding…

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Idaho bid for grizzly hunt continues with public meetings, input

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have scheduled two public meetings as part of a process to potentially open a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is gathering comments to draft regulations that the Fish and Game…

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Another top-10 all-time bear harvest in Pennsylvania

Despite one of the worst opening days in more than three decades of bear hunting, Pennsylvania charted yet another top-10 bear harvest in 2017. Hunters harvested 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons, with the archery harvest of 493 bears and the extended-season harvest of 1,083 bears setting records for those seasons. Forty-eight bears weighing 500…

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Capable Partners gets physically challenged into the outdoors

Capable Partners’ mission statement is to “provide opportunities for personal growth and independence for physically challenged persons and able-bodied partners through participation in fishing, hunting, and related outdoor activities.” (Capable Partners photo) When Evan Newton was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare nerve disease. At 39, that same disease confined him to…

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Hunter Safety System Brings Back the Pro Series Harness

Hunter Safety System Brings Back the Pro Series Harness Danville, Ala. (Feb 6, 2018) — In response to customer requests, Hunter Safety System—the leader in treestand safety—has announced that a new updated Pro Series harness will be available this year. With new features and lighter, high-tech materials, the new Pro Series is poised to become as…

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